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DVD files formatting...

I'm new to dvd burning and ripping and am having some troubles with it all. I am having issues with files on my computer being unable to play on my dvd player once they are burned, so I am looking for a program that can burn these files into DVD format so they'll play on a dvd player.

What is the best program (free or $$$) to use for burning, ripping, converting DVDs?? Is there one that does it all??

It seems like there are so many files types out there for dvds and I just want something that can convert them to the proper file type and burn them.

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In reply to: DVD files formatting...

Alright, there seems to be countless questions very similar to mine, so no need to reply unless you can really help.

Thanks anyway,


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Come on..we are all experts here, hehe.

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You are right about so many formats; and there just as many applications that will do the job as well. Also there are so many ways of doing things as well.

Personally I use Nero7 ultra mostly but I do have many other programs which I use occasionally (depend on the situation) without going into specific.

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"It seems like there are so many files types out there for dvds"

True and false at the same time. But a DVD is not a video disk. DVD stands for "Digital Versatile Disc". See

So it's true you can put any files you want on the DVD.

The false statement is when you want said DVD to play in your common DVD player. Then it's a standard. And while I have manually created such in the past I decline to write about it given the ready web content on the subject. Here's one for you to dive in. There is more reading later on.

But I suspect you don't want to know this but are looking for software to make it easy. I suggest offerings (demos are free) and if you want to step up to better software, Sony Vegas.



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